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Welcome to Rattery Village Website



RATTERY, or Rattrey, a small village on an eminence, four miles W. by N. of Totnes, has in its parish 485 souls, and 2823A. 3R. 23P. of land. Marley House, a large and handsome stuccoed mansion, with a fine lawn, is the residence of the Dowager Lady Carew, who is daughter and heiress of the late Walter Palk, Esq., and carried the manor of Rattery and other estates to the late Sir Henry Carew, Bart. Her eldest son, Sir. W.P. Carew, is now lord of the manor, but part of the soil belongs to R. Brown, Esq., and a few smaller owners. The Church is an ancient structure, with a tower, containing four bells, and crowned by a small spire. It has been repaired by Lady Carew, and now has a handsome appearance. Some of its windows have lately been decorated with stained glass. The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £14. 10s., and in 1831 at £240, is in the patronage of Sir W.P. Carew, and incumbency of the Rev. R.P. Carew, who has a good residence and 60A. 3R. 5P. of glebe. . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

The Rattery Village Website is a local site for the community of Rattery. It is maintained and supported, on a voluntary basis.

The primary aim of the site is to provide a “Village Notice Board” using the advantages of easy access and communication provided through the internet.
It is expected that the website will be responsive and flexible to the needs of people in the parish and contribute to the strong sense of community that already exists within the village.

The purpose of the site is to provide:
Access to up to date information about Rattery – including local events, services, local attractions, accommodation, etc.
Information about the history of the village.
Internet access to Parish Council minutes and other relevant Parish Council information.
A forum for people in the local community to communicate and share resources that may be available – for example by sharing cars, buying and selling unwanted goods, identifying skills and support that people may be able to offer to others in the parish.
An opportunity for local businesses to advertise their services to a wide range of potential customers.
Provide links and references to local government resources and other relevant internet website addresses